Police: Man's robbery story a cover-up for prostitution activity

Shane Elliot, 42 (Source: Texarkana, TX PD)
Shane Elliot, 42 (Source: Texarkana, TX PD)
Demetria Newton, 41 (Source: Texarkana, TX PD)
Demetria Newton, 41 (Source: Texarkana, TX PD)

TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - Texarkana, Texas police have arrested a DeKalb man for filing a false robbery report, after they say he made up a story to cover up a "possible act of prostitution."

Police were called to the 1000 block of Texas Boulevard on Tuesday evening, where 42-year-old Shane Elliot of DeKalb claimed he'd been robbed at gunpoint. In the course of their investigation, officers determined the whole story was a fabrication, made to cover up possible illegal activity involving an act of prostitution.

Elliot is now charged with filing a false report to a police officer, which is a Class B misdemeanor in Texas. His bond was set at $2,000.

41-year-old Demetria Newton of Texarkana was also arrested and charged with failure to identify and possession of a controlled substance.

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